Strong growth in leading IP Video Management Software company continues worldwide
COPENHAGEN – March 14th, 2011. Milestone Systems, the open platform company for IP video management software, is employing many professionals to manage the ongoing high levels of growth in its global business model. In addition to hiring new employees, Milestone also promotes top performers from within the organization, who leverage years of experience to empower staff and partners alike.
“Our business strategy in this fast-growth market includes hiring and keeping the best talent for developing our software, managing our processes and supporting our global channel of partners. Employing and promoting high-octane individuals with proven track records acts like boosters on the rocket,” says Lars Thinggaard, President & CEO, Milestone Systems.
New Hires from the security, telecommunications and IT industries
Lars Gudbrandsson has joined Milestone Systems as Head of Product Management, coming from 13 years with Nokia in such positions as Global Product Management Leader, Head of Premium Product Management, and Director Sales & Product Management. Lars holds an Electronics Engineering Degree and a Certificate in General Management from the Kellogg School of Management.
Martin Friis-Mikkelsen is Milestone Solution Partner Program Manager, bringing a decade of management experience in IT and client services deployment from Unisys, Dell and Intel. He holds an Executive MBA and a Masters in Management of Technology from Denmark Technological Institute and attended Copenhagen Engineering Teknikum.
Lawrence de Guzman is now Director of Distribution, Key Accounts and Vertical Sales, based out of headquarters, coordinating globally. Reinier Tuinzing continues as Distribution Manager, Americas. For EMEA, Jens Johansson is Milestone’s new Sales Manager - Transport, and Henrik Sydbo Hansen is Sales Manager - Retail. They have previously been with Axis Communications.
David King has been hired as City Surveillance/Critical Infrastructure Sales Manager in North America. He comes to Milestone from AMAG Technology, with prior employment at OnSSI and Anixter. Mike Tice is now the North Central Territory Manager covering sales for Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois, bringing strong industry expertise from prior positions at Pivot3 and Genetec. Tim Taylor is Territory Manager for the Great Lakes region (Michigan, Indiana and Ohio); he previously held positions at Pivot3 and Verint. Emmett Rooney is New England & Upstate New York Territory Manager, having been at Pelco, Paxton Access Control and ADT Security Services. He has an associate degree in law enforcement.
At Milestone Systems in the UK, Peter Currie is the Southern Area Sales Manager. He has a 20-year career in the industry working for both integrators and manufacturers: Vigilant Technology, Videotec, Petards Ltd and Shorrock Security Systems. Andrew Start is Central Area Sales Manager in the UK with knowledge from the IT industry in sales of wireless and fiber optic technology, as well as from selling Bosch surveillance products to IT resellers and working with Anixter.
Gianluca Mauriello began the new year as Area Sales Manager (Central-South) for Milestone Systems Italy, bringing extensive sales and channel experience: he was a Sales Manager for Promise Technology Europe and Area Sales Manager for national telco Policom, after 15 years in the distribution business with CDC, TCS, Vegstor and Elmat.
Heiko Suwalski has been hired from Videor to start April 1st as the new Milestone Regional Sales Manager North in Germany, working out of Berlin.
Based out of Milestone Systems Dubai, Tamara Abdallah is Sales Engineer with a Master of Computer Science from the American University of Beirut. She has been with Ericsson as an Integration Engineer. Antony Joseph is Sales Engineer with a Master of Computing from University of Western Sydney and Master of Information from University of New England + CCNA. He worked as a network engineer with TPG Network Australia and latest from Zahra Technology. Maria Corazon Samiento is Support Engineer, with a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from AMA Computer University; she has worked as Sr. Technical Support for Telstra BigPond and D-Link.
Troels Kristian Kruckow has joined Milestone Systems as Business Analyst. He held this and Business Controller positions with Convatec, Unomedial and Maersk Medical, after graduating with a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration.
VPs, Directors and other internal promotions
As Milestone Systems continues to grow and expand, strong individuals in key organizational developments are also being promoted. Christian Bohn is now VP of Product Management & Marketing; Manuel Nylen is VP of Field Sales for the Americas, and Tim Palmquist is VP Sales Operations.
Juliette Gustavsson has been promoted to Head of Corporate Marketing overseeing brand and marketing initiatives, responsible for web, graphics, collateral and visuals, including product launch and advertising campaigns. Juliette graduated with a B.A. from the University of Michigan.
After several years of valuable contributions as Marketing Program Manager, Fredrik Wallberg has been promoted to Marketing Manager Americas, based out of Beaverton, Oregon. Willa Myrman is Marketing Program Manager Americas, hired from Western Fairs Association. Tanja Myhrvold has been promoted to Marketing Program Manager Europe at Milestone headquarters in Copenhagen. Rohit N. Khubchandani in Dubai has taken a new role as Marketing Program Manager for the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and India.
Louis Lyu has been promoted to Sales Manager South Asia after several years working out of the Singapore office. Morten Lundberg has moved to the Singapore office from the Product Management team in Copenhagen, to be Technical Support Manager in Asia.
Martin Q. Romme has become Technical Product Manager, responsible for the Milestone Software Development Kit, coming from the Milestone Consultancy team where he has solid experience customizing Milestone integrated solutions for special projects, and training partners in use of the SDK. Prior to that, he was a consultant at Ramboll and Integ-IT, and has degrees from Copenhagen Business School and Aalborg University.
In the Product Management team, Line Byssing has moved from Sales to Product Manager after returning from maternity leave, and Andreas Pettersson is a newly hired Product Manager for the core XProtect products, coming from Anoto AB. He holds a Masters in Computer Science and Engineering with a major in Software Engineering from Blekinge Institute of Technology.
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the worldwide industry leader in open platform IP video management software, according to IMS Research six years in a row. Milestone XProtect® products have been installed in thousands of customer installations, sold through authorized and certified partners in more than 100 countries. With support for the widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-of-breed solutions to ‘video enable’ organizations – managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes and reducing costs.